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  1. Ravens await 49ers' ascending WR Crabtree

    Mike Sando

    One year ago, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree voiced frustration over the opportunities available to him during an overtime defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game. Crabtree had finished that game with a singl...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  2. Final Word: 49ers at Falcons

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about the NFC Championship Game matchup Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome: Quarterback equalizers: The 49ers went 5-2 this season when facing top-10 quarterbacks by regular-sea...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  3. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 6: All about third down. The San Francisco 49ers' offense took considerable criticism after converting just once on 13 third-down plays against the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game. The 49ers' defen...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  4. Jacobs and NFC West short-yardage guys

    Mike Sando

    Peter from Rutland, Vt., points to Anthony Dixon's failed third-and-1 rushing attempt in the NFC Championship Game as one reason the San Francisco 49ers might have signed former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. This play escaped my att...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  5. Stacking up against Super Bowl offenses

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The San Francisco 49ers came oh-so-close to reaching Super Bowl XLVI. Their 20-17 defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game, though most directly related to a special-teams turnover in overtime, reflected shortcomi...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  6. What makes quarterbacks, receivers click

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Those pushing for the San Francisco 49ers to upgrade at wide receiver can point to the NFC Championship Game for supporting evidence. Michael Crabtree's 3-yard reception stood as the lone catch for a 49ers wideout during a 20-17 ov...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  7. Mailbag: All eyes on Peyton Manning

    Mike Sando

    Filippo from Windsor, Canada, thinks Alex Smith, not Kyle Williams, was the 49ers' biggest problem in the NFC Championship Game. He wondered whether the team could trade for Peyton Manning this offseason. Mike Sando: There will almost certainly be...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  8. Around the NFC West: 'Make it happen'

    Mike Sando

    The time for moving past the San Francisco 49ers' overtime defeat in the NFC Championship Game has not arrived just yet. The 24-hour rule applies only during a season. Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle says former 49ers quarterback Ste...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: Giants were clean

    Mike Sando

    There was never any evidence the New York Giants had taken cheap shots on San Francisco 49ers punt returner Kyle Williams during the NFC Championship Game. There was only proof that some Giants players hoped to capitalize on Williams' history of c...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  10. Video: PTI tackles Giants-49ers ending

    Mike Sando

    Looks like San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh isn't the only one questioning the forward-progress ruling that wiped out a New York Giants turnover in the NFC Championship Game. ESPN's Mike Wilbon takes issue with that call, but mostly he engag...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  11. 49ers hurt, not slain, will rise to fight again

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Notes and observations from San Francisco 49ers headquarters one day after the season ended with a 20-17 overtime defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game: That was Jim Harbaugh, not the 16th century priva...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: Beyond the fumble

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' playoff elimination suddenly forces them to face the tough questions an offseason brings into focus. Forget about Kyle Williams' rough day on punt returns in the NFC Championship Game. Those miscues were unfortunate, but n...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Giants 20, 49ers 17 OT

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 20-17 defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park: What it means: The 49ers missed a chance to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLVI thanks largely to two critical miscues in t...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  14. First-half thoughts as Giants lead 49ers

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A few quick thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers as they head to halftime trailing the New York Giants 10-7 in the NFC Championship Game: The 49ers' pass rush is the key to the second half. San Francisco isn't getting enough press...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  15. Traffic! Even 49ers running behind schedule

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Traffic complications around Candlestick Park are preventing even the San Francisco 49ers from reaching the stadium as quickly as anticipated for the NFC Championship Game. The 49ers' buses are just now nearing the stadium with ab...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  16. Updated weather forecast for Candlestick

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Weather forecasts for the NFC Championship Game have varied throughout the week. The latest from weather.com projects a 50 percent chance of rain with winds out of the southeast at 14 mph when the San Francisco 49ers and New York ...

    Blog | January 22, 2012